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Corning Museum of Glass

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Address: One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
Phone Number: 607.937.5371
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Description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass...
The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections.
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When we were planning to go to the museum, we thought the place might only have Corningware. We were wrong. This turned out to be an interesting stop on our visit to the finger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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west chester, pa
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west chester, pa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When we were planning to go to the museum, we thought the place might only have Corningware. We were wrong. This turned out to be an interesting stop on our visit to the finger lakes. We are in our fifties and enjoyed making our own sandblasted glass. You can make your own glass ornament and other glass based items. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fantastic, fun, interesting place. The 2300 degrees events with a band and wine are a lot of fun. Interesting people from all over the world attend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is another place we have been to several times over the years. This too, has changed considerable over the years by adding more and more. There are live presentations, some hands on things and a lot to absorb. I would not recommend for children very young.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you've been a repeat visitor; we sure like showing off different parts of our collection in special exhibitions! Thanks again! More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You could easily spend almost a full day here. Live demonstrations were fun and informative and the collection of historic glass objects probably the fines I've seen.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I will pass your comments and enthusiasm about our attraction on to our demonstration team. Thanks again for including us in your Southern Finger Lakes itinerary. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Spent over 6 hours in this one of a kind world-class museum. Amazing exhibit showcasing glass as art as well as utility. Exhibits spanning the early Greek/Roman glass art throughout all eras up to contemporary glass. Absolutely loved the interactive exhibits as well as the various demos including glass blowing, glass figurines, glass breaking and fibre optics; very informative. Loved... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip to us. We hope you return to The Southern Finger Lakes often in your travels through Upstate New York. More 

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great time here. This is a wonderful stop for the whole family. Lots of interesting things for the kids. They have a whole dining room of glass.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you had a nice visit to The Southern Finger Lakes and made memories while at the museum. We hope that you took the time to make your own souvenir in our Make Your Own Glass studio; perhaps you made a flower or a necklace for your wife? Thanks again! More 

Bangor, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I visited the Corning Museum of Glass last week, wow has it changed. We were there about 20 years ago and since then they have moved to a new facility. All of the exhibits seem new so if you haven't been there in a while it's time to revisit them. The downtown has also been revitalized so... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your Review is our 1,000th Excellent rating so we're excited to make this milestone, but more importantly, we are excited to have provided you with a great re-visit experience. It sounds like you may have explored our galleries and demonstrations, but also visited our partner museum, the Rockwell for some American and western art. We... More 

Long Island, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the best museums I have visited. The demonstrations of glass blowing etc were fascinating and actually helped me follow the process when I made my own glass ornament at a location that was not part of the museum. My wife loved the chicken salad in the snack bar. We spent over 8 hours in the museum including lunch... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you may have planned a shorter visit with us but that you found great value in the 2 consecutive day admission; it comes in handy as you start to really get interested in the world of glass (and do some shopping too). Than you again for your review and we hope you... More 

New Bedford,MA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great museum with excellent demos. We saw a huge glass plate being made by a world class artist during a 2 hour demo. Most detailed blown glass demo is in the morning from 10-12. Other shorter demos throughout the day.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for encouraging other travelers to put us on their itinerary! It's great to hear that you spent some time in the demonstrations with our gaffers learning about their designs, techniques, and processes. We hope you sign up for Make Your Own Glass projects the next time you visit. Thanks again for visiting and reviewing! More 

Somerset, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and daughter planned a mystery trip for Mother's Day. They lead me to believe it was going to be a "field & stream" day. I love nature but I just wasn't in the mood for being outside in the humidity. Much to my wonder & surprise...the destination was the Corning Museum of Glass..I was so excited when I... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Happy (Belated) Mothers Day! We're excited that you were able to come and enjoy your passion with your family. I hope you enjoyed the "Nature" gallery in the new Contemporary Art + Design wing to at least go along with your anticipated field and stream day. Check out our hotel partners that offer museum admission with their overnights on the... More 

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